Indianapolis, IN Hotels
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With its lively downtown scene, an epic children’s museum, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, this city boasts cheap hotels near all the best sights including Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre and La Quinta Inn Indianapolis Airport Executive Drive. Art and cultural museums and urban green spaces enhance the array of attractions this state capital offers to visitors who choose affordable lodging such as Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Indianapolis, IN

Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel
Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel
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8.2
Excellent
31 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis
from $118
Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown
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8.6
Excellent
10 East Market Street, Indianapolis
from $107
Wyndham Indianapolis West
Wyndham Indianapolis West
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7.4
Good
2544 Executive Dr, Indianapolis
from $93
Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Airport
Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Airport
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8.0
Excellent
2501 South High School Road, Indianapolis
from $96
Omni Severin Hotel
Omni Severin Hotel
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8.5
Excellent
40 West Jackson Place, Indianapolis
from $135
Hampton Inn Indianapolis Downtown
Hampton Inn Indianapolis Downtown
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8.4
Excellent
105 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis
from $128
Le Méridien Indianapolis
Le Méridien Indianapolis
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9.1
Excellent
123 South Illinois Street, Indianapolis
from $161
Embassy Suites by Hilton Indianapolis-Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton Indianapolis-Downtown
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7.8
Good
110 West Washington Street, Indianapolis
from $128
Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Dwtn-Union Stn
Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Dwtn-Union Stn
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8.8
Excellent
123 West Louisiana St., Indianapolis
from $133
Courtyard Indianapolis Downtown
Courtyard Indianapolis Downtown
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8.5
Excellent
601 West Washington Street, Indianapolis
from $96
More About Indianapolis, IN Hotels...

Cheap Hotels Abound in Indianapolis During Winter

The ideal time to secure a cheap hotel room in Indianapolis is during the winter when the Colts aren’t playing at Lucas Oil Stadium. Aim to travel in February, March, or April to snag a budget-friendly room. If you plan to travel to Indianapolis during football season, stay during the week or when the Colts are playing an away game. Otherwise, most downtown hotels, and even hotels further away from the downtown will have higher rates. The city markets itself to convention planners, so expect better rates when there isn’t a big convention in town.

During special events at the Brickyard, hotels near the airport and on the south side of the city offer discounted rates. However, there may be stipulations such as a minimum night stay.

Strategies for Booking an Affordable Luxury Hotel in Downtown Indianapolis

Avoid premium prices for premium accommodations by booking a room during a down time. Check for cheaper rates after New Year’s (as long as the Super Bowl isn’t coming to town). Many visitors love to stay in luxurious hotels at cheap rates, and then spend their time in the museums, enjoying live theater, and eating in the best restaurants at a time when the city is not typically busy.

How to get From the Indianapolis International Airport to Your Hotel

If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, renting a car is a great option. The airport is only a 15-minute drive from downtown hotels. For those who prefer to let someone else do the driving, taxi service is available, though there’s a minimum charge for all taxi rides from the airport. There are share-ride and limousine services available, though reservations are recommended.

For those who aren’t in a big hurry, a shuttle bus service offers rides at an excellent price. Just remember you’ll be riding with other people who are staying at different hotels, and you may be the last drop-off. Many of the hotels within a five-mile radius of the airport offer complimentary airport shuttle service. When visitors feel ambitious and want to experience the city like a local, they take the city bus service, IndyGo, which is the cheapest option for getting to downtown.

Budget Hotels Near Sports Venues and Parks Make Indianapolis Sightseeing Easy

Football fans love getting a behind-the-scenes tour of Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Colts. If you take advantage of visiting the city during the winter when hotel rooms are cheapest, you can walk to the stadium in an enclosed path. Twelve luxury hotels offer this weather-friendly option for walking to Lucas Field.

White River State Park is a walkable area downtown that’s close to many popular hotels. A zoo, IMAX theater, and an American Indian art museum are part of the park. Book a room nearby at lower winter rates with brands you know including Marriott, Hyatt, and Sheraton.

Resources You’ll Need to Explore Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau offers timely tips via its e-newsletter. There’s also a travel guide the organization publishes. Indianapolis Monthly is a useful resource to learn about the restaurants, events, and cultural venues that locals love.

When you’re ready to experience the charms of Indianapolis, Hipmunk is your one-stop shop for booking discounted flights and budget-friendly hotels. Make your reservations and prepare for a fun-filled vacation!